Oatmeal Caramel Apple Bars {Guest Post}

These easy oatmeal caramel apple bars feature an oatmeal cookie base, a tender caramel apple filling and a crunchy cookie crumb topping, creating an ultimate apple pie style dessert bar. 

GUEST POST: Oatmeal Caramel Apple Bars by I Am Baker

Oatmeal Caramel Apple Bar Recipe by I Am Baker on bakedbyrachel.com

Rachel is such a talented baker, blogger, photographer and friend I feel honored to be in her online home for a day.

Oatmeal Caramel Apple Bar Recipe by I Am Baker on bakedbyrachel.com

These bars ended up being an unexpected treat.  Truth be told I am not an apple fan.  I don’t like apple pie or bars or juice.  I do like raw apples, but thats about it.

But when I made these, I could not stop snacking on them.  The flavor combination is to die for!

Yield: 1: 9x13 pan

Cook Time: 30-40 minutes

Oatmeal Caramel Apple Bars

These easy oatmeal caramel apple bars feature an oatmeal cookie base, a tender caramel apple filling and a crunchy cookie crumb topping, creating an ultimate apple pie style dessert bar.

Ingredients:

1/2 cup cold butter
1 pouch (1 lb 1.5 oz) Betty Crocker® oatmeal cookie mix
1 egg
1 cup finely chopped peeled apple
3/4 cup caramel topping
1/4 cup all-purpose flour

Directions:

Heat oven to 350°F. Prepare a 9x13 pan by lining it with aluminum foil. Make sure there is enough around the edges so that you can pull up on it to remove bars when done cooking.
Pour oatmeal cookie mix into a large bowl. Cut cold butter into small pieces then mix in using two forks or pastry cutter. Add in egg and blend completely.
Take out 1 1/2 cups of the cookie mixture and set aside. Pour remaining mixture into prepared pan and press it flat with your hand.
Bake 15 minutes.
Take finely chopped apples and carefully spread over baked cookie crust. Pour caramel into a small bowl and then add in flour. Stir until combined. Drizzle over the apples and then cover with remaining cookie mixture.
Bake for 15-20 minutes or until golden brown. Cool to room temperature or place in fridge until ready to serve.

Adapted from Betty Crocker

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Look at that drippy caramel filling!! Seriously guys, someone needs needs to pick my jaw up off of the floor. I need these in my life asap. -Rachel

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15 Responses to “Oatmeal Caramel Apple Bars {Guest Post}”

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    Jamie @lifelovelemons — September 18, 2013 at 7:17 am

    Seriously, I cant get enough of apple this fall, which makes these apple recipes super awesome. And apple and caramel together? YUM!

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    Jennie @themessybakerblog — September 18, 2013 at 9:15 am

    These bars look incredible. I wish I had one sitting in front of me at this very moment. Yum!

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    Audra | The Baker Chick — September 18, 2013 at 11:16 am

    These are absolutely beautiful and sound so amazing! I want one right now with my decaf!!

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    sally @ sallys baking addiction — September 18, 2013 at 11:30 am

    I love everything about these simple-to-prepare autumn treats. I am all about caramel and apples these days. I’ve been drooling over each guest post from this month!

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    Christine Keleny — September 18, 2013 at 12:06 pm

    Yummy, can’t wait to try them. Thanks!

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    Alaina @ Fabtastic Eats — September 18, 2013 at 12:28 pm

    These bars sound fantastic!

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    Robyn Stone | Add a Pinch — September 18, 2013 at 1:50 pm

    I am really loving these bars on so many levels!!!

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    Lauren @ Climbing Grier Mountain — September 18, 2013 at 1:51 pm

    These are simply stunning! I’ll take a whole pan of these bars!

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    Amy @Very Culinary — September 18, 2013 at 3:22 pm

    *DED*

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    Tracey — September 18, 2013 at 4:54 pm

    I’m always game for any treat that combines caramel and apples! I love how easy these sound – perfect for a last minute fall treat!

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    Georgia @ The Comfort of Cooking — September 18, 2013 at 6:01 pm

    Oh my goodness, this looks like the PERFECT fall dessert! I want a dozen!

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    Angelyn @ Everyday Desserts — September 18, 2013 at 6:13 pm

    These look amazing! Love this!!

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    Julie @ Table for Two — September 18, 2013 at 7:23 pm

    these look and sound SO GOOD. i literally want to go into my kitchen and make these right now!! i love all that gooey-ness going on!!

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    Stephanie @ Eat. Drink. Love. — September 19, 2013 at 12:08 am

    These look incredible! I adore Amanda!

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    kate — November 19, 2013 at 5:36 pm

    I make these bars often and I use dulce de leche instead of caramel sauce. I like how thick it is and the flavor is deeper and not so sugary. Just my little contribution!

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